Villanova To Face Rutgers In The Opening Round Of The Big East Tournament

Mar 1, 2012; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Dominic Cheek (23) works against Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard/forward Dane Miller (11) at the Louis Brown Athletic Center on the campus of Rutgers University. Villanova Wildcats defeat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 77-71. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 Big East Tournament bracket is set, and the Villanova Wildcats will face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights for the second time in six days as the two teams meet in the opening round on Tuesday night. Following a Villanova loss to Cincinnati on the final day of the regular season and a Rutgers win over St. John's, 'Nova claimed the #14 seed while Rutgers finished in 11th place in the conference.

In their last meeting, Villanova staved off a potential second-half comeback by Rutgers to claim a win at The RAC.


Related: Villanova Survives Rutgers 77-71

Tuesday night's game will be in the second half of the evening session and is expected to start at approximately 9:00 pm ET and will be televised on ESPNU and will be on ESPN950 in Philadelphia.

The winner of Tuesday night's game will play #6 seed South Florida. #3 seed Notre Dame awaits a couple of games later in Thursday night's quarterfinal.

Check out the full tournament bracket courtesy of the Big East site.

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